Kamlepo, Chidanti Malunga disagree on work priority over ‘rotten ministers’

Cracks have emerged in a special parliamentary committee set up to probe seven cabinet ministers allegedly involved in K236 billion cashgate and 27 companies involved in farm input subsidy program as two committee leaders disagree which work should be prioritised.

Kamlepo Kalua: Malawians deserve to knwo the names of the rotten ministers

Deputy chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of parliament Kamlepo Kalua says the priority is the probe of seven cabinet ministers.

“This issue is a matter of priority, it has stalled for long,” said Kalua.

He promised civil society groups, who made a protest march last week, that finally, parliament would start probing the ministers.

Kalua received a petition from protesters in which, among others, it accused the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led government of playing hide and seek with names and individuals that looted public resources amounting to K236 billion.

However, Joseph Chidanti Malunga, chairperson of the joint committee of the Public Accounts Committee and Agriculture committee of parliament wants the parliamentary inquiry to start with the probe on the 27 companies in farm input subsidy program (Fisp).

“We will meet next week as a joint committee to decide on which item should be tackled first,” he said. He said the two committee members will make a decision on which item to prioritise against another. The inquiries would be live on Times TV where people will for the first time see the suspected cabinet ministers being grilled by the joint committee.

President Peter Muthaarika has dismissed the decision to probe his cabinet ministers as witch hunt.

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6 thoughts on “Kamlepo, Chidanti Malunga disagree on work priority over ‘rotten ministers’”

  1. Shokodido says:

    Just wasting Tax payers’ money. Probing, my foot. What did we as the country achieve, finding that someone bypassed procedures. where on earth do procedures followed when there is a calamity. Kalua and company had been telling Malawians that DPP stole billions in the maize purchase and that he had enough evidence to prove his allegations. After the investigations he did not come back to us to tell us that the billions he was talking about are intact but but only that purchase procedures were not followed. What we heard was ooo procedures were bull dozed which was a sign of fraud. They were given all the resources to find the truth, but at the end only said ” we have stopped here and ACB should proceed” when ACB had their own start. ACB cannot finish a probe which was started by others. they start on their own. Rubbish

  2. mandaaliza says:

    Santana! Santana! Santana! Santana!!!! How many times have i called? Usamale!! No matter how much u try to shield these thieves it will not work in this day.
    U r an enemy of progress iwe!!!!!!!!!!

  3. madalo says:

    Santana should for once wise up. It seems he is swallowed up in political air of DPP supporters. These probes are good for Malawians. The probes by the way are not to find people wrong as you put it but rather to find what exactly happened with public resources where suspected dealings are alleged. It is a vital process to deter future thieves like Chaponda and his team from doing the same. Actually, if you ask whether the maize gate report found the two at wrong or not is subject for debate but the intention of the probe was actually achieved. People like Santana must belong to one party state syndrome where people do not question shaddy dealings in government. This is democracy time my brother! That is what Malawians voted for in 1994.

  4. maluwa says:

    Clearly from the headline one of them has been bought.

  5. santana says:

    Can you first tell Malawians what you actually found in the maizegate and explain the actual roles played by the suspects? Your report is just too general, it is not giving the actual role Chaponda or Mulumbe did.

    1. francis says:

      it shows this SANTANA LHOMWE BOY did not read the report……..shupit, you think Anastazia Msosa is a fool? The findings are similar and they are all pointing a finger at your chaponda thief…….

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